IATA Code: FZ | ICAO Code: FDB | Callsign SKYDUBAI

Emirate Group Building
Sheikh Zayed Road P.O.Box 353 UAE Dubai
Tel: +971 4-708-5741/2/3/4
Fax: +971 4-2200032

Ownership: Government of Dubai (100%)

The airline was founded on March 19, 2008 by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman of Emirates Airline. Although flydubai is not part of The Emirates Group, Emirates supported flydubai during the initial establishing phase.  On 14 July 2008 flydubai signed a firm order with for 50 Boeing 737-800s with a total value of 4 billion USD, with the option to change the order to the longer range Boeing 737-900ER, subject to flydubai requirement. Additionally, a leasing agreement was concluded with Babcock & Brown for four more 737-800s, planned to be delivered starting 2009. The first of these aircraft was delivered on 17 May 2009. Scheduled flights commenced on 1 June, with services to Beirut, Lebanon and Amman, Jordan. Since the referred aircraft delivery, the route network was significantly expanded.

Executives: Ghaith Al Ghaith (Chief Executive Officer), Kenneth Gile (Chief Operations Officer)

flydubai fleet consists of the following aircraft :
  • 23 x Boeing 737-800
Boeing, flydubai Finalize Order for 75 737 MAX Aircraft Powered by CFM LEAP-1B Engines
Monday, January 6, 2014
DUBAI - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai today announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices. In addition, the airline retains purchase rights for 25 more 737 MAX aircraft will be powered by the CFM International LEAP-1B engines. Read More
Flydubai takes Delivery of First Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) Financed Aircraft
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October 2012: flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost airline, took delivery of the first of three Boeing 737-800NG aircraft financed through a $117.5 million loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).

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flydubai adds Tabuk to Destinations in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dubai, flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost carrier, today announced it is to start operations to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (KSA), on 7 November 2012. 

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flydubai Commences its Flight Service to Bucharest - Romania
Monday, October 1, 2012

Dubai, flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost carrier, has inaugurated services to its latest destination in Central & Eastern Europe – Bucharest, the capital of Romania.The inaugural flight, FZ797, departed Dubai Terminal 2 at 0915hrs today (1 October), arriving at Henri Coandă International Airport (Bucharest Otopeni International Airport) at 1330hrs local time.

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flydubai Consolidates its Position as a Cargo Carrier
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Dubai, During this year 2012, flydubai Cargo has signed up several interline agreements with airlines including Emirates, British Airways, Estonia Air, Coyne Airways and Jet Airways to extend its reach beyond its passenger and cargo networks. Read More
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